Truth be Told

Truth be Told

A Poem by Allen Smuckler

short and sweet...sometimes one thought is enough. What's better than family?


I have long arms…

I don’t know why

I have long arms

but I do,


and I’m proud.


Everyone should have

what I have…

It would make

hugging each other

so much better…


and last

so much longer.








© 2013 Allen Smuckler

Author's Note

Allen Smuckler
Written: November 24, 2006
Photo; Nov. 23. 2006 (Thanksgiving)
Aunt Cele; cousins Corky, Nathan, Fiona in background
daughter Katie in doorway

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This is absolutely fantastic, Allen!!!

So loving is your heart... and your "long arms" are God's gift to the ones you cherish...
Adorable write!!...endearing! :))

Posted 4 Years Ago

I enjoyed this. Simple and sweet. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago

Different but lovely. Hugs are great!

Posted 4 Years Ago

I love hugs too!
They're always great if you hug someone you care about.

This poem made me feel really happy.
Thanks for evoking such pleasant feelings from inside of me! :)

Posted 4 Years Ago

Nice simple write telling of a nice way of sharing love.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Interesting, lovely..Simply brilliant! Eh, I wish that too, that everybody could hug more, from heart, so much that you can feel a pure love. Wonderfully penned, thanks for sharing! :D

Posted 4 Years Ago

I am sure they have run home top those arms many a time . Good to see you again

Posted 4 Years Ago reaches out to the heart. Is much deeper than the words come across.

Posted 4 Years Ago

Your writing woes the dedication you have for family. Excellent my friend!

Posted 4 Years Ago

This is sweet. My family is my treasure, too. Love this piece, Allen. :)

Posted 4 Years Ago

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Allen Smuckler
Allen Smuckler

Sarasota, FL

I'm a poet, a singer, a peaceful gunslinger.. looking to share my poetry..and a little bit of me...if I dare I 've been writing since I was 18.... am slightly older now, and still trying to fin.. more..


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